Rune Factory 5

Rune Factory 5

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For those let down by RF5.
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1816300/HARVESTELLA/

To early to tell if it will be able to match the quality of RF4. But hey, I'm just glad someone else is throwing their hat in the ring. Worth keeping an eye on.
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2d0x 28 Jun @ 4:52pm 
Originally posted by Happy Happy Italian:
...I'm just glad someone else is throwing their hat in the ring...
Meh! This is Square Enix with all the ensuing consequences...
Last edited by 2d0x; 28 Jun @ 4:53pm
caev37 28 Jun @ 5:17pm 
Just glad that there's more competition in the genre. Hopefully it'll force Xseed to step up their games to match.
2d0x 28 Jun @ 5:30pm 
Originally posted by caev37:
Just glad that there's more competition in the genre. Hopefully it'll force Xseed to step up their games to match.
Nah, they will probably just raise their prices, citing the reduced number of copies sold.
Chomp 29 Jun @ 1:54pm 
Xseed is only publishing Rune Factory 5. The Developers are called Hakama inc....
Asra 29 Jun @ 11:09pm 
I'm not trusting SE at all.
The fact that it is developed by Square Enix alone gives me reason not to. But I will at least give it a look/try once it is released and see if they still have any sort of life left in that empty husk of a company.
What is wrong with SE's games?
Yuzu 2 Jul @ 12:08am 
I can see great potential with the game as SE DQB2 have experience in developing sandbox farming building genre.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1072420/
Originally posted by Bagel Bear:
What is wrong with SE's games?

i think its more down to SE's business model then their games. I personal dont have a problem with them thou. Game are games, and what dev company hasnt done scummy stuff lately?
Ellen 2 Jul @ 2:31am 
Originally posted by Bagel Bear:
What is wrong with SE's games?

I'd guess two major problems, games plagued by performance issues on PC for SE games are pretty common (Nier Automata, Nier Replicant, FF7Remake, Left Alive) among with not too stellar PC controls, you can always use a controller though.
Not to mention they garnered a reputation for releasing games on PC and dropping support right after. Nier automata needed a massive outrage near the release of Replicant for them to drop a patch on the game (4 years after release), Replicant got one patch 3 month after release, but many people still need the fan fix to make the game playable and afaik FF7Remake got a whole load of 0 patches since it released on the epic store one year prior.
Left alive got 1 patch after release and abandoned (To be fair I think this was done on all platforms since it was a cash grab title anyway).

Just to make a point here, Nier Automata got several patches on consoles and had a bit more features than the PC version (you could buff other players by praying at their corpse on consoles), Platinum games even had their name removed from the developer list on the steam page after release to distance themselves.

Can't blame people for being sceptical that this will be a minimum effort port that will be abandoned right after release, it is the SE way.
This is game has a lack of information, you don't know what waiting from this game. That why compare her with rf5 it not appropriate.
dunno if it has romance system or just story driven rpg with farming. but i never really dig in their Art style, i see them kind of like they have potato face mobs from granblue fantasy art, some of those 2D HD games I mean, the overuse of post processing effects is also turnin me off(Havestella is looking good though, it has fewer.)
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Originally posted by Chomp:
Xseed is only publishing Rune Factory 5. The Developers are called Hakama inc....

You're... half-right.

Hakama did develop the Rune Factory games, with Marvelous (and either Natsume or XSeed in North America) publishing it.
And Hakama did start developing this game... about 9 years ago.

But then, Hakama went bankrupt in mid-development, and RF5 was shut down.
But, Marvelous sometime later bought the rights to the series, and even hired on a number of the former dev staff (including the creator of the series, I believe).
And then some time ago, Marvelous resumed development of RF5.
And it finally came out.

So yeah, this new game is, technically, 10 years old.
And had gone through a couple different developers.

Likely, if Marvelous ever do an RF6, it'll at least be a more consistent game development, as they no longer have to work with a dead company's old coding, and can instead built it from scratch themselves.

Originally posted by Bagel Bear:
What is wrong with SE's games?

That's tricky to answer, as they do a number of things people hate.

My personal gripe with them is you have to register an account with SE's websites and servers to verify you own the game (meaning Steam is irrelevant).
So, if those servers are ever shut down, you're screwed.

Plus, slow and clunky interfaces also are a bit off a turn-off for me with them.
It's not a deal-breaker for me... but it does make me very leery of buying their stuff.
Last edited by funewchie; 3 Jul @ 9:00pm
Andvari 4 Jul @ 1:21am 
Nah, artwork looks bad, even worse than the usual RF (which is good only when it comes to non dateable characters lol).
Originally posted by funewchie:
Originally posted by Chomp:
Xseed is only publishing Rune Factory 5. The Developers are called Hakama inc....

You're... half-right.

Hakama did develop the Rune Factory games, with Marvelous (and either Natsume or XSeed in North America) publishing it.
And Hakama did start developing this game... about 9 years ago.

But then, Hakama went bankrupt in mid-development, and RF5 was shut down.
But, Marvelous sometime later bought the rights to the series, and even hired on a number of the former dev staff (including the creator of the series, I believe).
And then some time ago, Marvelous resumed development of RF5.
And it finally came out.

So yeah, this new game is, technically, 10 years old.
And had gone through a couple different developers.

Likely, if Marvelous ever do an RF6, it'll at least be a more consistent game development, as they no longer have to work with a dead company's old coding, and can instead built it from scratch themselves.

Originally posted by Bagel Bear:
What is wrong with SE's games?

That's tricky to answer, as they do a number of things people hate.

My personal gripe with them is you have to register an account with SE's websites and servers to verify you own the game (meaning Steam is irrelevant).
So, if those servers are ever shut down, you're screwed.

Plus, slow and clunky interfaces also are a bit off a turn-off for me with them.
It's not a deal-breaker for me... but it does make me very leery of buying their stuff.
half right Hakama is basically Neverland 2.0 its Neverland that went kaput somehow... were really not sure why, After Marvelous located the previous people with Yoshifumi stepping down his role from Marvelous to make Hakama assimilating the previous talent from Neverland Co. but since they are "still" new half of the development went to HYDE who used all the developed assets and transfered them to Unity, HYDE is also the company largely responsible for transferring Akiba's Trip 1 PSP assets to Unity

I'm just basically now hoping that RF6 is basically a "proper" next gen console game rather than a smorgasborg of half-implemented ideas due to being limited to a sudden change of consoles (from what was supposed to be a 3DS game->to suddenly Switch game)
Last edited by Algester; 4 Jul @ 3:16am
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